how to take care of small turtles
1/Create a large basin for the turtle
It is necessary to allocate a large rectangular glass basin for small turtles depending on the number and size of the turtles.
The glass basin should have a place for rocks, another for water and a place for small turtles to get out of the water to dry.
2/ Place a water heater:
The breeder should be keen to put a water heater in the aquarium because small turtles are organisms that can not regulate the temperature of their bodies so cold water can cause a lot of health problems. So we will need to regulate the water temperature to fit the small turtle by installing the water heater.
Most small turtles need a temperature between 30 – 33 degrees Celsius. You should also make sure that the heater cover is made of plastic or metal, not glass, so that it does not break under any pressure, taking care to check the water temperature from time to time using the thermometer.
3 /Plentiful enough space
Make sure that small turtles can get out of the water until they are completely dry.The dry land area should be about 25% of the glass basin.
Sometimes turtles need to rest and go out on land to dry or perhaps to eat. Therefore, it is very useful to pay attention to the availability of land area for small turtles within the aquarium, because the land area helps the turtle to feel an environment similar to its natural environment and this provides the turtle longer life and better health.
Use a water filter and clean it
You can use a water filter to avoid changing water more than once a day.
The filter will also help to purify water from impurities and small bacteria that may cause turtle disease.
4 /Use the air pump
A highly efficient water pump should be used to preserve oxygen in the water and to stop the growth of anaerobic bacteria that cause the aquarium to be dirty and this poses a serious risk to the turtle’s health.
Place the plants in the aquarium
It is essential to give the aquarium a natural look and make it look like a real natural environment
It also has many benefits, including cleaning the aquarium from bacteria, carbon dioxide and various pollutants that lead to the growth of unwanted algae.
Some believe that this step is not important but it is very useful in how to care for the small amphibian turtles and provide the best environment for them.
Little turtles like to eat a lot of food to grow healthy and natural.
Turtles can eat all their seasoned foods, preferably under the supervision of a veterinarian.
It is necessary to provide all kinds of foods and good diversification so that turtles can get all the nutrients necessary for their healthy growth.
Diverse food is the best way to ensure small turtles stay healthy.